Arts and Culture

Mandla Sibeko: Out of the old, came something new
Mandla Sibeko: Out of the old, came something new
According to Mandla Sibeko, FNB Art Joburg is more than the result of giving an old stronghold new ownership and a new name. Leading up to its...
A beginner’s guide to Art Fair Week
A beginner’s guide to Art Fair Week
A lot is happening in Johannesburg’s contemporary art scene this week. So I went around the newsroom answering questions that can help guide you...
Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
Mugabe is a zero, not a hero
The past week has been an exhausting — if amusing — one on my social media timeline. My fellow South Africans posted rest-in-peace...
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
On September 5, I was confronted with a bizarre but poignant example of how the social atmosphere of the country can have a direct impact on...
Creating a broader art scene
Creating a broader art scene
For almost 12 years, the FNB Joburg Art Fair has been managed and owned by ArtLogic. Earlier this year ArtLogic relinquished its ownership of the...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Sun Xa Experiment: With a sound the Mail & Guardian described as “extended jams — invocations, even —...
Stories can bridge divisions
Stories can bridge divisions
A drafty 1970s town hall in the Boland would not be where one would expect an electrifying evening of interracial discussion on a cold winter’s...
A requiem for the world’s dead
A requiem for the world’s dead
‘When I first read Ways of Dying, I was fascinated by the unconventional character that is Toloki and the kind of career that he has...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
The Music Imbizo: This music conference brings various stakeholders in the music industry together to network and map out a way...
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
Planning a cycle ride in Namibia, I came across the story of two German pacifists who hid in the desert for more than two years during World War II...
SA’s dirty, dangerous habit
SA’s dirty, dangerous habit
Remember the Bulelani Ngcuka debacle? That was when, in 2003, accusations that he had been an apartheid spy issued from the Jacob Zuma camp and led...
Journalism in the era of influencers
Journalism in the era of influencers
In the digital age, where information has become democratised through social media, journalism occupies the same spaces as viral memes, catch-up...
No romance without finance — a playlist
No romance without finance — a playlist
Earlier this week PhD student and author Lebohang Masango sat with Power FM's Aldrin Sampear to talk about her Master's...

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